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 By Martha Deichler    School 

BSUSD and Proposition GG

When the $8,000,000 Bond Measure GG overwhelmingly passed in November of 2018 the question was, "Oh my goodness, where do we start?" We began by thanking the community of Borrego Springs for this opportunity to help our aging... — Updated 4/7/2021

 By Martha Deichler    School

Oh Happy Day!

They jumped off the school bus or tumbled out of parents' cars with skateboards in hand and smiles across their masked faces! At last, their beloved after-school Club would reopen and once again bring them snacks, homework... — Updated 3/24/2021


Local High School Student Wins "Silent Servant" Award

The stories of those who quietly serve others often go unsung. That's why the Peter R. Marsh Foundation created the Silent Servant award: to recognize that "students who selflessly and quietly serve others are indeed the most... — Updated 2/10/2021


Borrego Springs Unified School District Meal Program

Beginning Tuesday January 19, the Meal Service Schedule that has been in place since January 5, 2021 will change. Students who return to campus will receive breakfast and lunch at school on the days they are on campus. Breakfast, lunch and sup-per will be sent home with students... — Updated 1/19/2021


BSUSD, Meal Service Schedule

Beginning Tuesday Dec. 1, the Meal Service Schedule that has been in place since Oct. 13 will change. Students who return to campus will receive Breakfast and Lunch at school, Tuesday – Friday. Supper is also available to-go, after school. On Friday, meals for Monday will be... — Updated 12/25/2020


"BSUSD Offers Two Options"

Dear Parents and Guardians, On Dec. 1, 2020, we will continue to offer two options for attending school. The choice for distance learning still remains. However, you should have all received progress reports in the mail, if your student is failing classes, it is highly... — Updated 12/1/2020

 By Martha Deichler    School

Kathy King of Finding Homes

She used to be known as "Queen of the Salton Sea" back in the real estate boom days by the Sea and now local Coldwell Banker Realtor Kathy King has earned the title, "Queen of Finding Funding" for non-profits in need. Kathy... — Updated 11/25/2020


"BSUSD Continues In-Person"

Dear Parents and Community, The County of San Diego moving back to the purple tier in California’s Blueprint for a safer economy will not affect our schools’ reopening plans. The education sector has its own guidelines that we follow and because we have already come back to... — Updated 11/25/2020


Student Scholarships Available for Conservation Research

Anza-Borrego Foundation offers two research scholarship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students conducting field studies within southwestern deserts and the Peninsular Ranges of southern California. The focus of our two conservation grants is ornithology field... — Updated 11/18/2020

 By Martha Deichler    School

The Internet Irony

During the first week of online school last month, the Hernandez family from Ocotillo Wells had to fly to Guanajuato, Mexico, to visit a very ill family member. Being the astute students that they are, the children took their... — Updated 11/13/2020


Borrego Springs Unified School District

The Meal Service Schedule that has been in place since March 2020 has changed. Students who return to campus will receive breakfast and lunch at school on the days they are on campus, and breakfast and lunch for their non-campus days will be sent home with them at the end of the... — Updated 10/20/2020


WANTED: Girls, Women for Scholarships

The Soroptimist Club of Borrego Springs is seeking local girls, women, who dream of a college degree or vocational training to apply for the “Live Your Dream” scholarship award. The cash award may be used to offset any costs associated with efforts to attain a higher... — Updated 10/8/2020

 By Martha Deichler    School

In-Person Schooling to Open

Thermometers, hand sanitizers, disinfectant wipes, masks, clear plastic barricades, distancing par excellence, outdoor classrooms and staggered lunch sessions – just some of the various strategies the Borrego Springs Unified... — Updated 9/11/2020


"Borrego H.S. Interpretation Course CIG Recipients"

Despite the COVID-19 altered final high school semester, the complications of NAI adapting the CIG course to an online approach and how self-motivated the students would have to be to complete the fairly complicated NAI criteria to do so, four students went above and beyond to... — Updated 8/24/2020

 By Martha Deichler    School

Borrego Schools, COVID-19

On July 17, Superintendent Mark Stevens and the Borrego Springs Unified School District Board of Education were all set to open the doors of our classrooms for the 2020 – 21 school year complete with the strictest safety guidelines. They had surveyed parents and teachers and... — Updated 8/11/2020


Opening Our Schools

We don't want to deny our children ESSENTIAL mental, social, and physical outlets by closing schools during arguably the most critical time in their developmental lives. Because of this, I've asked my fellow colleagues to support options for in-person school to school districts.... — Updated 8/7/2020


BASIC Awards $75,000 in Scholarships

This summer, Basic Assistance to Students in the Community (aka BASIC) will award 10 Borrego Springs High School graduates and 33 continuing students scholarships to further their education. The scholarships will be used for students to seek vocational training and to attend... — Updated 7/6/2020


Moving On Up

From Pre-School to High School, proud parents cheered, exuberant administrators called out students' names, decorated cars honked wildly as their children's names were announced and beaming students stepped up to receive their... — Updated 7/1/2020


Congratulations, BSHS Class of 2020

Dear Class of 2020, This definitely is not the ending to the school year any of us saw happening. You all are sad, as am I, that you do not get the traditional senior class send offs that you normally would have. However, this is... — Updated 6/15/2020


HS Graduation to Go On: COVID-19 Style

Borrego High School Seniors were thrilled to find out that after nearly three months of isolation from school, friends and staff, they will be getting together for their long-awaited high school graduation. This will take place on June 11, 7:30 p.m. on the High School Football... — Updated 6/11/2020


Summer Meal Service

Meals will be available to ALL children, 18 years of age and younger, beginning Monday, June 15, 2020 and continuing through June, July and August, until BSUSD opens for the 2020 – 21 School Year. Meal pickup at Borrego Springs Elementary School will be from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30... — Updated 6/4/2020


A Word From the BSUSD Superintendent...

Hello Borrego Family, It’s been a difficult month for our little District. With the Governor’s recent budget proposal, we are now looking at cuts again to education. But more than that, it has been emotionally draining without our students. Perhaps I am simply projecting my... — Updated 6/1/2020


High School Online Guide Training

Starting the fall 2019 semester, the Borrego Springs Unified School District offered 11th and 12th grade students an elective Certified Interpretive Host course following curriculum from the National Association of Interpretation.... — Updated 6/1/2020


Knotts Berry Farm Physics Day

The park was not open yet, sun barely shining in the sky, and Knott's Berry Farm was already full of people gearing up for the annual Physic's Day competition, where over 60 schools competed for a chance to win cool prizes, and... — Updated 5/13/2020


From the Borrego Springs Unified School District

To the best students in the world (the Borrego Springs Elementary School College-Bound Coyotes), Kids, we miss you! We really, really miss you. And I know you also miss seeing your friends. First of all, I want to tell you that everything is going to be okay. Everyone in our town,... — Updated 5/7/2020


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